4.9 or 5.2.1

Frank Shute frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Thu May 13 14:48:17 BST 2004

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 11:16:24AM +0100, Grant wrote:
> Hi,
> me again...
> Just wondering which would be best for a new server i am going to 
> install up in the next few days, the things it will/should be running are:
> Apache for about 4 sites
> MySQL 4 about 5databases mainly small ones, like forums
> XMail  simple for me to use so i picked it :)
> NFS shares
> oh and somewhere i can check sites are working... so i was thinking 
> maybe a small window manager something like icewm not sure yet...
> So what would you people recommend for a setup like that then?
> oh allmost forgot the specs:
> P3 1ghz
> 386mb ram
> 9.1gb Scsi  (system drive)
> 40gb IDE   (data)
> 3Com Nic and a SMC Nic (not sure on model number's yet)
> onboard graphics, intel something...
> SCSI card adaptec.
> Hope that helps :)

Use 4.9

That hardware is likely to be supported and you'll likely run into
less problems. Check the hardware compatibility first though.

I wouldn't install X on a server. I'd use another machine (ie. your
workstation) to browse the sites and admin the server via ssh and a
terminal with screen (misc/screen). Installing and configuring X is a
waste of effort IMO since presumably you want to run the server
without a monitor once you've set it up (saves space).

I'd also install Apache/MySQL/PHP on your desktop so that you can test
out any changes you may make before fiddling with the server and
potentially blowing things up.



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